Road Trip Romania
In this road trip with my family I went to Sarmisegetuza Regia, the capital of the Dacian empire, the Turda saline, one of the most beautiful underground places in the world and Sighisoara.
Even though in our last road trip we went also in Hunedoara, we didn’t have time to visit one of the most fascinating places in Romania. Sarmisegetuza is a place where when you arrive, you feel that there are some unknown questions that haven’t been answered yet.
The road is pretty good, by Romanian standards, and you can go up by car even near the Citadel if you wake up early in the morning. The place is well organised, the entrance fee is small and there were lots of guides touring the visitors.
We then departed to Alba-Iulia. We visited the citadel and the old city.
A cool thing that happens during the weekends is a show put by the national guard. The soldiers exchange the guard in an old fashion and people come to see cannon fires each evening.
The next day we departed to Turda, a small town near Cluj, and made a stop at Mihai Viteazu’s tomb, where his body is buried.
After that we entered the saline. Before you come down, I recommend you do at least 2 or 3 leg workouts or be comfortable with walking long distances. You have to walk down 1 km into the earth, and then go down 13 floors of stairs because the queue at the elevator is huge.
I loved the architecture of the mine inside. The suspended lights together with the polished salt walls make up a great atmosphere.
We did 700 kilometers in 3 days. A very cool thing I observed is that Waze is becoming mainstream and we were able to see where were the police hiding to ticket drivers even before other drivers would signal us with flashes. Click here for the map, because Google Maps embedding is not working.
I was able to test the new Foursquare 8.0 and its becoming a nice city guide. Here is a list of the places where I stayed, ate and visited.